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September 10th

The King held His first Privy Council at 10.20 am at St James’s Palace.

The Queen Consort and The Prince of Wales were present.

Previously the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and Representa­tives of the Realms and Territorie­s, Aldermen and Citizens of London and others who were also present, approved a Proclamati­on proclaimin­g His Majesty as King Charles the Third.

The Proclamati­on was signed by those who were present.

At the Council His Majesty made a Declaratio­n, which was ordered to be published, and The King subsequent­ly took and subscribed the Oath for the Security of the Church of Scotland.

Mr Richard Tilbrook (Clerk of the Council) and Mrs Ceri King (Deputy Clerk of the Council) were in attendance.

The Archbishop of Canterbury was received in audience by The King and The Queen Consort at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

Afterwards His Majesty received the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss, MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury), and the following members of the Cabinet: the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer), the Rt Hon James Cleverly, MP (Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonweal­th and Developmen­t Affairs), the Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey, MP (Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care), the Rt Hon Sue-ellen Braverman, MP (Secretary of State for the Home Department), the Rt Hon Ben Wallace, MP (Secretary of State for Defence), the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis, MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi, MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster), the Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt, MP (Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons), and the Lord True (Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords).

The Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer, MP (Leader of His Majesty’s Opposition), the Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey, MP (Leader of the Liberal Democrats), and the Rt Hon Ian Blackford, MP (Leader of the Scottish National Party), were received by The King.

The Dean of Westminste­r (the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle) was received by His Majesty.

The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, with their families, were present at a private Service for The late Queen at Crathie Parish Church today.

CLARENCE HOUSE September 11th

The Coffin bearing The late Queen was conveyed from Balmoral Castle this morning, followed by The Princess Royal, accompanie­d by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and thence to the Palace of Holyroodho­use this afternoon where it is resting in the Throne Room.

The King received the Baroness Scotland of Asthal (Commonweal­th Secretary-general) at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

The King and The Queen Consort afterwards gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace for High Commission­ers from the Realms of the Commonweal­th.

The Dean of Windsor (the Right Reverend David Conner) was received by His Majesty.


The Prince of Wales this morning held a Meeting with the Rt Hon Mark Drakeford, MS (First Minister of Wales), via telephone.

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